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Children art workshops resume at National Gallery

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

The National Gallery of Jamaica has announced that starting tomorrow it will resume its child art programme known as Saturday Art Time.

Active since 2009, the programme consists of a range of gallery-based art workshops for children between the ages of eight and 15 years old. At the weekly workshops, participants are taught a variety of art-making techniques such as drawing, painting, assemblage and collage. Additionally, these workshops provide an opportunity to learn about Jamaican culture and history through the Gallery's permanent collection and exhibitions.

The workshops, funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, will be held every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Gallery.

Registration

The workshops are free, but because of limited space, interested persons are being encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration forms are available at the National Gallery and more information can be obtained via e-mail at info@natgalja.org.jm.

Coordinated by the Gallery's Education Department, the programme has been highly subscribed by youngsters and their families as well as school groups from a variety of social backgrounds. As a result of the effectiveness of the workshops and the enthusiastic participation of the children, the Gallery was able to inaugurate its biennial child art exhibition series, Art'iT. The exhibition was first held in 2011 and again in 2013, receiving positive reviews.